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Jamie Foxx Possible as Villain in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

There may be sparks flying on the set of the next Spider-Man film.

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It might seem early to start discussing villains for the next Spider-Man movie which won't be released until May 2, 2014 but the first will be released on Blu-ray November 9. If you haven't heard already, there's been a rumor about Jamie Foxx joining the cast as Electro (Foxx even Tweeted, "Dressed up as Electro for Halloween last night. Costume fits well."

Later director Marc Webb, when speaking to press about the Blu-ray/DVD release of The Amazing Spider-Man replied when asked if Foxx would be in the sequel, "I think Jamie Foxx is electrifying! I think Jamie Foxx is one of the best actors around today. He's such a great actor and he's a really brilliant guy. I would love to work with him and you'll be hearing more on that shortly, I'm sure."

This would mark the first time Electro appeared on the big screen. As great a villain he is, would he have enough to be the only one in the sequel or would he play a minor role. Casting Foxx as Electro would suggest he would have more screen time rather than simply having a smaller role.

Webb hinted at other characters that could appear as well.

I like Electro. I'm fascinated by Norman Osborn and the different inflections of him. And Harry. Mary Jane and Gwen are always interesting to me.
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There are the obvious connections of Osborn from the first film. If we are going to be introduced to many new characters into this round of films, hopefully they won't clutter up the story as often occurs in comic book movies. We already know that Shailene Woodley has been cast as Mary Jane. It could be possible that Electro would be the main villain with Osborn slowly building up his presence for the Green Goblin to appear in the third movie.

I just want to know if Electro appears, will he have his classic mask?

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I'd be okay with this casting.

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Though I always found Electro quite annoying, I like the idea. And I imagine Jamie Foxx will be a great villain!

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Foxx is a great actor but I'm not sure of Electro

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Casting is ok, but I dunno how Electro would do on the big screen. I figured they'd go with Green Goblin, Rhino, Scorpion, Kraven, or (my favorite) Mysterio.

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I would prefer Mysterio for the film. I am slightly concerned that the special effects won't work, electricity rarely seems to go well.

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The thing about the classic mask is that at one point I thought it was awful and now I kind of like it. It is kind of like when you saw Flash's rogues right before the reboot. They were incredibly old-fashioned looking pulpy villains, but their personalities were not nearly as corny as their aliases.

That said I like the burn mark he's sporting lately too.

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Never really saw Electro as a major threat to Spidey

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Absolutely terrible idea. Both the character and casting.

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Electro is a great villain because he's so simple. All he cares about is money until he gets his powers, but after trying to make some fast cash he runs into Spider-Man and all he cares about is respect. So he's got these abilities that should be able to make him rich without breaking the law, and he just doesn't care. And Foxx is a good actor. I'd trust him to be sufficiently mercenary and villainous.

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I'm not at all intrigued or in awe of Jamie Foxx as Electro. I'd prefer someone like Mysterio. Perhaps even Kraven the Hunter.

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Kraven would fit this movie style perfect.

Still hoping we see Rhino one day!

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Edited By Lvenger

Just what I wanted. Now if they can link his powers to finding a clean source of energy and make him a really powerful threat then that'll be good news!

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Edited By gmanfromheck

Remember Electro was also the big baddie that caused the Raft to go down and all the villains escaping, leading to the creation of the New Avengers.

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When did Electro become black? 0o

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@hortrorog: This.

I always hate when the swap races for characters in movies. Im sure they can do a great job but its just jarring to me and doesnt feel the same when I watch it.

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Edited By Crash_Recovery

This could be fun. I'm happy to see them choosing different Spidey villains for these new films. Jamie Foxx would be a fine choice, he's a good actor. Other than that I don't have a really strong opinion on this.

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Fine with me. Jaime Foxx is a really good actor. Probably the best actor out of the candidates to play Electro.

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Works for me, Foxx is a fantastic actor and im sure he could bring an interesting take on one of Spideys longest running bad guys. I dont care that they are switching his colour, Sam Jackson has been an incredible Nick Fury so i have no reason to believe Foxx will be anything less.

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I'm......indifferent to this news. Not to fond of Electro being a villain or Foxx playing him. Was really hoping for Rhino, Kraven, or at least a Green Goblin done right.

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I love Foxx but he is too good to be Electro.

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What I wan't to know is well he be bisexual in the movie?

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Foxx is a solid actor so this could be promising. It makes me wonder who we saw during ASM's mid-credit scene, though. I know people enjoy saying that was Norman, but interviews have confirmed it isn't.

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if they are doing the gwen stacy death then osborn has to be the one to do it.

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Hopefully they don't use the comics costume because Electro classic looks like a bad 70's character.

Jamie Foxx might be able to add a certain vulnerability or likability to Max Dillon. Was really hoping they would do Kraven the Hunter though.

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While not the villain I would have chosen I think Electro could be good as long as he doesn't have his classic costume and they base him on the Ultimate version. Normal street clothes would suffice.

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I am so happy with this news.

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@kagato said:

Works for me, Foxx is a fantastic actor and im sure he could bring an interesting take on one of Spideys longest running bad guys. I dont care that they are switching his colour, Sam Jackson has been an incredible Nick Fury so i have no reason to believe Foxx will be anything less.

Nick Fury in the Ultimate universe was actually based off of Sam Jackson..

But I don't think I like this idea. I think Electro being the villain in the first film would have been better. Because I kind of wanted to see Spidey against a criminal, you know, as an actual crime fighter. Now everything is going to have to be tied to oscorp, and I just don't like how they're going to do this well.

Kraven/Mysterio is what I was hoping for. Kraven's easy to wwrite too, he sees giant lizards were in NY, and planned to go hunt them, then Spider-Man cured it so he decided to go hunt Spider-Man instead.

Mysterio just because, I think he could work really well on screen.

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You guys remember when Donald Glover jokingly retweeted that yeah maybe I should play spider-man, and everyone across the internet went nuts saying yeah lets make him spider-man. well this is the EXACT same thing. I did not think history repeating itself would be so soon.

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KRAVEN. Why has he never been in a Spider Man film? It'd be so badass.

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Why Electro? Surely Spider-Man has more interesting villains than this...

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I would love to see Jamie Foxx as a villain! I think he would make a better Hobie Brown/Prowler though. Id rather see the Jackal as a villain since Gwen Stacy is involved in this new trilogy.

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Edited By sora_thekey

Electro is not exactly a bad-ass when it comes to villains but what if he is a hitman to a Kingpin-type story. Maybe not Fisk but Toombstone, Silvermane or Hammerhead... The same way that it played out in the Spectacular Spider-Man animeted series.

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every black guy got electric powers

thats why i guess

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@ravisher said:

every black guy got electric powers

thats why i guess

lol I know right? Like Static Shock.

I knew Electro would be in the sequel because at the ending of Amazing Spider Man you see lightning. No surprise there for me. Casting choice was a surprise, but a pleasant one at that. Jamie Foxx is a terrific actor.

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I think Jamie would do better as Tombstone or something like that

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What a surprise.I didnt know Jamie Foxx was interested in such a role. He's a good actor but i cant picture him in a comic book adaptation. Electro is not exactly a major/flawless character but it can work with some adjustments.

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Wow the closet racists are online today LOL. I kid.

Anyways who cares if they swap Electro's race? Plus how many major black villains does Spiderman have? Calypso hardly counts because she's connected at the hip with Kraven The Hunter.

Me personally I wanted Shocker so then that way they could build to Tombstone. Rhinos is so boring & freaking stupid. He's just a big dude in a Rhino suit that headbutts stuff & has superhuman strength. Rhino is Spider-Man's version of Juggernaut he's freaking boring.

I also wanted to see Jackal or Mysterio. Because Jackal needs to be done & he'd be to bada$$. Not the new school jackal but back when he had the leather costume. Mysterio is so simple that would be easy to explain & do.

But I've always wanted to see Electro, Shocker, Scorpion & possibly Kaine. Electro is very underrated but capable of giving Spidey a run for his money. Shocker is easy to build to a bigger villain. Scorpion would be cool because his history with JJJ & Osborn plus he can go toe-to-toe with Spider-Man. Kaine is a beast has that Mark Of Kaine & awesome costume & weaponry & abilities. He'd be cool as heck to see.

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Electro can be quite psychotic. I'm curious to see how they develop this in Spiderman 2. Will they down play Electro's character to compliment Jamie Foxx's comedic style? I'm not saying that Jamie Foxx can't play Electro. I can't think of him playing a psychotic. Maybe he can. It should be interesting. I'm there.

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I would love to see Terry Crews as Tombstone or Jet Li as Mister Negative.

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@sora_thekey said:

Electro is not exactly a bad-ass when it comes to villains but what if he is a hitman to a Kingpin-type story. Maybe not Fisk but Toombstone, Silvermane or Hammerhead... The same way that it played out in the Spectacular Spider-Man animeted series.

If they're going hitman route with Tombstone or Hammerhead that'd mean the Maggia would be involved. But if they wanted a hired gun because Spidey wipes them out hire Shocker. It's not rocket science to do his costume in RL.

Just give him some high-grade bullet-proof armor & gauntlets that cause vibrations.

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Cool.

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If it's Electro I'd like to see him like in spectacular spiderman, but since it's Jamie Foxx I'd like hime to be Shocker instead!

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Had my suspicions that Electro would be in the next one - should be great. :D

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I think Jamie Foxx will make Electro more popular. This is a good thing.

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No.

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@blastaar said:

@ravisher said:

every black guy got electric powers

thats why i guess

lol I know right? Like Static Shock.

I knew Electro would be in the sequel because at the ending of Amazing Spider Man you see lightning. No surprise there for me. Casting choice was a surprise, but a pleasant one at that. Jamie Foxx is a terrific actor.

I also think Jamie Foxx is a good actor and could make Electro(not the coolest villain ever) a little more intriguing. That being said, I really do wish it was a cooler villain like Jackal, Chameleon, Kraven, Vulture...hell almost anyone in the main rogue's gallery is more interesting that Electro to me. Oh and you 2 got me thinking...Static Shock movie! That would be a cool movie.

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Edited By Vincie_Pooh

This news out & after a couple of hours later I saw Botty Call with Jamie Foxx. LOL

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I am cool with changing Electro's ethnicity so long as the actor does a good job.

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ummmm okay? thats random